Finish 14:15 approx.
12 July 2022: Paul Rabbitts:
A Concise History of our Great British Public Parks
A fascinating insight into the history of our Great British Public Park.
Having enjoyed them, what do we know about them and their origins?
Great Royal Parks, 18C Pleasure Gardens to their Victorian heyday.
What is ’parkitecture’? Examples of lodges, lakes, bandstands, fountains, lidos, palm houses and floral displays,
to their decline in the 60’s,
70’s and 80’s. The design and architecture of parks from across the UK
is examined, including Halifax.
Unreserved Seating – Seats are unreserved and you will need to choose your seat as you enter the venue. If
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choose consecutive seats although we do not guarantee this is possible. Ushers may also ask you to move or
condense your group to free up seating for other audience members to be seated.